Wednesday's WNBA Capsules
Thursday, July 12, 2012
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Sophia Young and Danielle Robinson scored 16 points each to lead the San Antonio Silver Stars to a 77-68 victory over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday for their eighth straight win.
Jia Perkins had 11 poitns and Shenise Johnson added 10 to help the Silver Stars (12-5) get their 10th win in 11 games.
Shay Murphy scored 20 points and Tamera Young had 18 to lead Chicago (8-8), which has lost three straight and seven of its last eight. Olympians Sylvia Fowles and Swin Cash combined for 14 points on 4-for-19 shooting. Fowles had six points, ending a streak of 83 consecutive games in double digits.
The Silver Stars never trailed and scored 31 points off 20 turnovers by the Sky.
DREAM 70, STORM 59
SEATTLE (AP) — Sancho Lyttle scored 21 points to lead the Dream to a victory over the Storm.
Lindsey Harding added 15 points for Atlanta (9-9), and Tiffany Hayes and Aneika Henry had 13 apiece.
Rookie Shekinna Stricklen scored a season-high 16 points and Tanisha Wright had 12 for the Storm (8-10).
The Dream never trailed and took the lead for good as Lyttle and Armintie Price hit consecutive jumpers to put Atlanta up 31-27 with 2:42 to go in the second quarter.
Henry made two free throws to put the Dream up four at the break, and an 8-0 run to open the third quarter pushed the advantage to 44-32.
The Storm pulled to 53-46 heading to the fourth, but got no closer the rest of the way.
SUN 85, MYSTICS 73
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Asjha Jones had 22 points and nine rebounds to help the Sun beat the Mystics for their fourth straight win.
Kara Lawson added 19 points and Tina Charles had 17 for the conference-leading Sun (14-4).
Crystal Langhorne had 19 points and six rebounds for Washington (3-14) and Michelle Snow added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Washington trailed by 14 points early in the second half when Monique Currie got her team going. She scored five straight points to start a run, and Natalie Novosel ended it with a 3-pointer to cut the Mystics deficit to 53-49 with less than four minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Tan White came off the bench and instantly gave the Sun a spark with a 3-pointer. She added a layup to push Connecticut ahead, 62-49, with less than a minute left in the quarter.